Bangladesh – Jihadi Attack on Temple Caretaker

By Atul Brahmachari via Hindu Existence published on August 27, 2016


Atul Brahmachari | HENB | Dhaka | Aug 25, 2016:: Suspected Islamic miscreants stabbed Chittaranjan Addya, caretaker of a Devi Maa Kali Temple of Narsingdi district, with a machete. Wounded Chittaranjan was sent to Dhaka Medical Hospital for treatment in critical condition. The incident is occurred at his grocery shop inside the Ragunathpur Shri Shri Kali Temple of Ahmadia union on Tuesday night.

Shri Chitta Ranjan Addaya (57) Care-taker of Raghunathpur Kali Mandir, located at Madhabdi police station of Narsingdi District, was murderously attacked by the assailants for killing him on 23.08.2016 at about 08.00 p.m in a very fashion of Islamic State and other Islamist rule book of Kaffir killing, popular to the Bangladeshi Jihadis. Police detained one Mohammad Feroz (45) son of late Taher Ali in connection with the attack.

The victim Chittaranjan Addaya said, “while I was within my stationery shop adjacent to Raghunathpur Kali Temple for selling goods, all on a sudden two masked persons covering their faces unlawfully intruded into my shop area with a Motor bike and started to chop me indiscriminately by a sharp weapon (chapati-machete) causing multiple injuries on my head and chest. Hearing the hue and cry, my wife Ms.Chanchala Rani tried to save me from their indiscriminate attack. But the assailants left me abandoned in a pool of blood. The assailants left behind the machete. I was immediately taken to local Mozammel Hospital at Narsingdi for my treatment, later I lost my senses and thereafter I was transferred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for better where I got senses and thereafter I lodged first information report through messenger before Madhabdi police station being P.S. case No.28 dated 24.08.2016 under section 448/326/307/34 of BD penal code.

But, the local and police sources mentioned three young boys who came Raghunathpur by motor-bike on the way of Dhaka-Sylhet highway. Among them two boys went to Chittaranjan shop wearing mask in their face and suddenly they started chopping him randomly with machete before understanding anything. At that time locals also reached there hearing shout and the miscreants fled from there ultimately.

The attacker on Chittaranjan are still at large. The police however assured to take strong step through strict investigations.


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